1 February 2018
It is announced today with much regret, that the Mission Estate Concert on Saturday 17 March 2018 is being cancelled.
This announcement follows an exhaustive search for an A-list replacement for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member, Neil Diamond, who sadly had to pull out of the sold-out concert due to his recent diagnosis with Parkinson's Disease.
Event director Garry Craft said that he had searched the world over to find a suitable replacement and that the decision to cancel was not taken lightly.
"Nobody wanted this event cancelled," said Mr Craft. "It's a no-win situation. We were sold out and had put major investment into infrastructure for the concert, and concertgoers hadn't just bought tickets, they'd also made travel and accommodation plans”.
Mr Craft said it was important to the concert to replace Neil Diamond with an artist of equal star status but that task proved impossible at such short notice.
"The dates simply didn't work for any of the artists we thought would work in our unique environment and we have decided that continuing on with the concert was simply untenable."
Commencing today a full refund will be issued to each customer’s purchasing credit card, or if it is expired or cancelled, you will be contacted for bank transfer details.
The Mission Concert apologises for any inconvenience this cancellation has caused to its loyal supporters.
Mission Concert management